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John Sutherland
Birth date: October 09, 1938
History, Nonfiction
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
This isn't an autobiography in the conventional sense. It's clearly and openly a Prohibitionist tract, published seven years before Prohibition came to pass. It just so happens that London chose his own drinking career to illustrate his argument. Hence, those looking for the story of Jack's life may...
Eminent Neptonian
Eminent Neptonian rated it 3 years ago
This book definitely provided interesting insight into the Victorian mindset - the sincere religious feeling and the resultant extreme anxiety was particularly well portrayed. My problems were mostly with the writing style. A lot of it is written in long, hard to follow sentences or in meandering as...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I recently reread this book with the purpose of rewriting this review, however instead I wrote a blog post instead. This book is a collection of essays that explores some of the problems that arise from Shakespeare’s plays, though the conclusions of most of these essays tend to come down to the f...
Reflections rated it 4 years ago
This is a truly beautiful book, with gorgeous color illustrations on almost every page 2-page spread, so reading it, even flipping through it, is a delight. The first thing I did was check to see which of my favorite literary worlds had been included (Strange/Norrell! Thursday Next! And lots of othe...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
Sutherland's personal selection of 294 novelists undoubtedly leaves people asking questions like - where is Byatt, Carter, and Pratchett. Sutherland, however, points out this is his list. And you know what - he does a rather impressive job including non-canon writers, in particular many women writer...
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